Texas dad of 4 daughters (reason I havent smoked in years). They keep be extremely busy and gave my dad my smoker years ago. Buying an electric smoker tonight to get back into it. Ive never owned an electric smoker before but Ive heard enough good things. I like the ease part and the fact the outside doesnt get hot. Two of my 4 girls are 3 & 4 and dont care to see them learn the hardway about a smoker/grille or anything else hot. So far I really like what I see with this forum. Seems like a bunch of great people with a bunch of great advice. Oh and I decided on the Cajun Injector Electric Smoker XL with Glass Doors. A buddy of mine has had his right at 6 months and loves it. Cookes on it 2-3 times a week. Cant wait to smell some smoke!